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Lemon Tree - Antitheist Blog.



A Palestinian widow, who lives on the border between Israel and the West Bank, is suddenly forced to fight for her lemon grove when the Israeli Defense Minister moves to a house next door. The Israeli Secret Service regards the grove a threat to the Minister and his wife, and obtains permits to uproot the widow's lemon trees. Although very symbolic, the film is actually based on true events.

When released in Israel 2008 the film was not greeted very warmly. Since its release internationally 2009 it has been nominated for multiple awards and is critically highly acclaimed.


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